We Took The Long Way Home...Which wasn’t my intention at all. Grace, Amber, two cats and me, Cat, were headed back to Florida. Just thinking about twenty hours of driving made me tired. Anxious to get the drive over with I left Kansas City with my foot heavy on the gas pedal. I wanted to do it in one day.
I admire Walt. He was a visionary who followed up his dreams with action. He created a place where families could come together, where parents would unwind and put behind their day to day troubles, and actually play with their children, as if they were children again.
“Take a sloppy step forward,” she told me, “You want to do everything perfectly and you are waiting until you know the next step will be perfect.” I was flabbergasted as Rhonda Britten gave me some of the best advice ever. Words I will never forget flowed through her that day many years ago.
My Fool’s Journey Continues… We were in Florida by Divine Appointment…well, it seemed so. A friend flew myself and my daughter to Clearwater Beach where we were able to reconnect with all that I love about Florida.
I went looking for a job, and I found a large body of water instead. Driving up and down an unfamiliar road I looked and looked for the address that promised a dead end low paying hourly job. Up and down and all around the strip malls, it seemed as though the address was missing.
From the very first moment I saw him, I could not take my eyes off of him. There was something very special that made him stand out from the crowd. I began slowing down in the same moment that he seemed to notice me.
It was a Sunday afternoon and I needed some quiet time in nature. The best and closest place I could find was a school playground. I gave in to the shade of a tree, sat down and closed my eyes. Only a block away traffic roared and all around me people were busy with Sunday yard work.
I was more than a little bit intimidated. I was feeling fear the closer we got to one another. Yet I wanted to know him, and I wanted to get close. He was gorgeous and proud, sleek and strong. He weighed 250 pounds.